Gifts for Marathon Runners
Gift Guide 2022 | Fleet Feet
So you have a runner in your life who runs all the time and most likely already has a lot of gear? We have the gift guide to help you find the perfect gift that they’ll use every day as they put in hundreds of miles before they get to the start line of the race.
For over 45 years we have been helping people choose gifts for the runners in their lives across our 250 locations in running communities throughout the country.
To surprise and delight the long-distance runner in your life, our Fleet Feet editors chose the top 10 best gifts for marathon runners:
- Balega Blister Resist No Show Socks
- Maurten Gel 100
- Nathan Neutron Fire RX
- Garmin Forerunner 255
- Amphipod Xinglet Optic Beam Rechargeable Vest
- Body Glide
- Craft Hybrid Weather Glove
- CEP The Run Compression Tall Socks 4.0
- Normatec Go
- OOFOS OOahh Sport Flex Sandals
- Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2
[This article is part of our 2022 Gift Guide for Runners. See all the best gifts for runners by price, category and more. Can’t make up your mind? No worries. Check out our gift cards for a gift that keeps on giving.]
Balega Blister Resist No Show Socks
Unlike when you were a child, runners absolutely love getting new, high-quality running socks as a present. The Balega Blister Resist No Show Socks are some of the perfect socks for long-distance runners to wear, especially throughout winter training.
Most marathon runners will train in the snow and cold to get ready for their spring races—these socks combine mohair wool and Balega’s signature Drynamix® to keep their feet dry, warm and cushioned as they put in the miles.
Maurten Gel 100
Nathan Neutron Fire RX
At some point in their training, marathon runners will probably be out before the sun rises or after it goes down. Give them one of the best running headlamps to light their way with the Nathan Neutron Fire RX.
This running-specific headlamp gives out 200 lumens of light and the head strap is made of reflective materials, so they can see where they are going and others can see them as well. Plus, it is lightweight, doesn’t bounce and has a rechargeable battery.
Garmin Forerunner 255
Amphipod Xinglet Optic Beam Rechargeable Vest
Runners need to make sure that they are seen by drivers and other people when they're running around the neighborhood in the early mornings or evenings. Give the gift of visibility with one of the best reflective vests for running, the Amphipod Xinglet Optic Beam Vest.
It gives 360-degree LED illumination and is USB-rechargeable, letting them shine bright all run long. Plus, it is lightweight and adjustable so they can throw it on over any clothing and forget that it is even there.
Craft Hybrid Weather Glove
CEP The Run Compression Tall Socks 4.0
OOFOS OOahh Sport Flex Sandals
Hyperice Hypervolt GO 2
Marathon runners are always sore from training. This small and compact percussion massager is the perfect gift for any runner on the go. It’s easy to travel with and comes with two different massage attachments to help relieve muscle soreness and stiffness, improve range of motion, promote circulation, and accelerate warmup and recovery. Your runner will be thanking you again and again for gifting them the Hyperice Hypervolt GO 2.
Fleet Feet Gift Card
Why You Should Trust Us
At Fleet Feet one of our core values is that it is a privilege to serve. We take the thought of giving you advice and guiding you to pick out the perfect gift for the runner in your life very seriously and are honored that you chose to read this. Fleet Feet is the No. 1 run specialty store in the country. We serve more than 3 million customers across 250+ locations annually and have completed more than 4 million 3D foot scans (and counting) of different runners and walkers’ feet. Our goal is to help every customer find the correct shoes, apparel and gear for their goals.
We don’t just sell shoes and gear, we run, walk and hike with you in those shoes. We have had hundreds of thousands of runners and walkers participate in our training programs, community runs and events every year. We have locations all over the country running in the snow, desert and everything in between.
We take our sales data and talk with the different shoe companies, designers and our network of runners, walkers and hikers to cultivate this list of the best gifts for marathon runners. We also review shoes and gear ourselves to provide you with the best information possible when making these guides. We update this guide regularly to make sure you have the latest information possible to make the best decision for you when it comes to giving your loved one a gift.
How We Picked the Best Gifts
With more than 45 years of experience, Fleet Feet is the expert in running (and gifting). What makes the perfect gift for a runner comes down to the personal experience, goals, preferences and style of that runner. We use a combination of real-life use, quality of materials, seasonal trends and our own top-seller lists to pick out the best gifts. With all that in mind, we picked gear that lived up to our personal (and professional) expectations. Plus, as people who live and breathe running, we know what we would like to unwrap ourselves.
Standing Behind Our Picks
We picked the best gifts based on what we think will work for the most people in most situations. If you buy a gift from us and you don’t love the way it looks, fits or performs, bring them back within 60 days for a full refund.
Plus, we offer free shipping on all orders over $99 on fleetfeet.com, and we’ll match a lower price from a qualifying retailer. That’s our Happy Fit Guarantee.